Cable and pipe seal manufacturer Roxtec has been awarded Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation after demonstrating its commitment to maintaining robust cyber security measures.
The company specialises in innovative sealing solutions designed to protect people and assets from multiple hazards including fire, flooding, the risk of explosion and electromagnetic disturbances. It chose to seek accreditation through the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme to confirm that its own IT infrastructure and data handling processes are capable of withstanding online attacks, and to demonstrate its commitment to cyber security to current and potential customers.
Clive Sharp, managing director, said: “There have been plenty of examples of companies having been caught out by cyber attacks. Our aim is to ensure we have the most robust safeguards in place to protect our systems and data. Achieving Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation is welcome confirmation that we’ve adopted the correct approach.”
In order to be awarded the scheme’s highest level of certification, Cyber Essentials Plus, Roxtec was required to have an audit of its IT systems and processes carried out by an independent certification body. The assessment covered five technical control themes – firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and patch management.
As well as providing reassurance for customers, this level of accreditation is also now a prerequisite for companies wanting to bid on central government contracts, including major marine defence programmes and transport infrastructure projects. In 2017, Roxtec cable transits were approved for use by Transport for London and are being used to upgrade the London Underground system, providing cable seals for trackside modernisation.
Sharp added: “Understandably, much greater emphasis is now being placed on companies’ cyber security credentials and their ability to demonstrate compliance with industry best practice. Cyber Essentials Plus certification is also a requirement for firms bidding on government contracts, whether they’re in the defence sphere or linked to organisations such as Transport for London. It’s therefore essential that we are recognised to be following best practice guidelines, and can demonstrate that we’re protecting our infrastructure from online attacks as best we can.”
Roxtec’s cable and pipe seals are used throughout the world. Renowned for their durability, reliability and flexibility, the firm’s products are found on land, at sea and underground. Key markets include the manufacturing, power, infrastructure and process industries, as well as the marine and offshore sectors.
Roxtec will be exhibiting at Data Centre World at the ExCel exhibition centre in London on 11-12 March 2020 on stand D375.